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Ely, Cambridgeshire   (Historic City)

The early life of Ely began with a monastry and town situated on an island in the midst of a vast expanse of marshland in the middle of the Fens...(more)
140 pictures

Eardisland, Herefordshire

Voted as 'the prettiest village in the Midlands' by a TV poll, Eardisland is well worth a visit. It is favoured as being one of a trio of Black and White villages along the valley of the River Arrow...(more)
29 pictures

Acle, Norfolk   (Historic Market Town)

Acle, meaning “clearing in an oak forest” is a small but attractive market town situated near the River Bure, in the Norfolk Broads. It sits midway between the historic city.....(more)
13 pictures

Newquay, Cornwall

What a rare blessing Newquay has in its mile upon mile of sheltered, golden beaches that offer a safe haven for sun-worshippers and surfers alike...(more)
150 pictures

Harrogate, North Yorkshire

One of the chief town's in Yorkshire's old West Riding, Harrogate acheived early fame as a Spa resort...(more)
156 pictures

Aldeburgh, Suffolk

Aldeburgh is a seaside retreat with boundless charm. The history of the resort quite possibly reaches back to Saxon times, certainly during the Middle Ages it was a prosperous port and later it became known as a fishing centre...(more)
97 pictures

Gainsborough, Lincolnshire

The lovely market town of Gainsborough flourishes along a sweep of the River Trent which opens up pleasant riverside walks revealing much of the areas flora and fauna as well as interesting pieces of modern sculpture...(more)
171 pictures

Penzance, Cornwall

A jolly town with a year round holiday atmosphere, where everyone is made to feel welcome...(more)
81 pictures

Colchester, Essex   (Historic Market Town)

Interestingly, this is England's oldest-recorded town. It has stood on the banks of the River Colne amid fine Essex countryside throughout some of history's most tempestuous times...(more)
157 pictures

Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire   (Historic Market Town)

Chipping Norton lies in the midst of beautiful cotswold countryside and is surrounded by other villages that radiate the glory of traditional honey-coloured cotswold stone Manor Houses and magnificent Churches...(more)
31 pictures

Thame, Oxfordshire   (Historic Market Town)

Thame is an ancient market town whose charter was granted by Wulfhere, King of Mercia. It was later mentioned in the Doomsday Book of 1087 and has a parish church built during.....(more)
35 pictures

Alresford, Hampshire   (Historic Market Town)

Alresford is a market town in Hampshire, just north-east of the City of Winchester and south-west of the town of Alton, which it is linked to by the Mid Hants Watercress Railway.....(more)
71 pictures

Pontefract, West Yorkshire   (Historic Market Town)

Pontefract has a ruined castle which has seen many tragedies, Richard II was murdered there in 1400, and later it was the scene of bitter, bloody battles between Roundheads and Royalists...(more)
179 pictures

St Pancras, Greater London

The name of the area is taken from the boy martyred in AD 304. Pancras was the orphaned Christian son of a Phrygian nobleman who was brought up at the court of the Emperor in Rome...(more)
44 pictures

Thirsk, North Yorkshire   (Historic Market Town)

A small market town in North Yorkshire, famous for its 15th century church, racecourse, Thomas Lord, and from being the place Darrowby was based on, which is the town featured in.....(more)
15 pictures

Ipswich, Suffolk

This is a town that can trace its history back to the Stone-Age, it has been a successive settlement throughout the ages and has been populated by settlers from the Iron-Age,.....(more)
100 pictures

Oare, Somerset   (Picturesque Village)

Thus, it was unsurprising to learn that this was the setting for R.D.Blackmore's famous novel, Lorna Doone...(more)
4 pictures

Milton Abbas, Dorset   (Picturesque Village)

Milton Abbas is a superb thatched village which has the distinction of being the first planned village of its kind in England...(more)
50 pictures

Faversham, Kent   (Historic Market Town)

There is record of settlements in the area in pre-historic times, it is known that the Romans and the Anglo-Saxons both established villages...(more)
60 pictures

Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire

When today you look at the thriving metropolis of Middlesbrough it seems impossible to believe that less than two hundred years ago it was a tiny fishing village with a minute community, but it was...(more)
59 pictures